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Voice Search – and You Thought "Auto Correct" Was Bad

Aug 25, 2014 - A look at Apple, Google, and Microsoft's voice search programs and how they stack up against each other. Which one comes out on top? Comments

4 Ways to Keep Your Email Marketing Alive

emailcampaign Aug 21, 2014 - Although many have said email is dying, there are just as many who insist it's here to stay. Here are four ways you can keep your email marketing campaigns fresh and effective. Comments

The Death of the iPad?

iPad Mini with Retina display 1 Aug 20, 2014 - With the launch of the rumored iPhone 6 coming up in September, here's a look at how Apple could re-evaluate the success of the iPad and relaunch the device as a true replacement for the PC. Comments

Channel Integration or Channel Maximization?

Concept image of integration Aug 20, 2014 - While cross-channel integration is popular, it often still makes sense to ask yourself the question, should I be trying to integrate my efforts in this channel or maximize my efforts in this channel? Comments

Are You Reaching AND Converting Mobile Consumers?

mobileads Aug 19, 2014 - While social advertising might not be the perfect solution for all marketers, it's likely that it could help your business reach AND convert mobile consumers, so it's worth assessing if it's right for you. Comments

5 Content Marketing FAILS! You’re Probably Making

stamp-fail Aug 19, 2014 - There are hundreds of content marketing "fails" that could occur in your program, but these are five of the top offenders. If you address these, you will be able to vastly improve your content marketing efforts. Comments

TV Is Not Dead - It Has Moved to Different Platforms

As Seen on TV Aug 18, 2014 - Two speakers at ClickZ Live San Francisco discuss the inherent differences between mobile and television content, and how understanding apps is the way for the U.S. broadcasting market to catch up with its European counterpart. Comments

New Balance Connects Online and Offline Sales With Live Interactive Video

880v4-collection-01-1-1 Aug 18, 2014 - Through a partnership with real-time product communication platform Brandlive, New Balance is looking to convert interested online consumers into offline, in-store buyers. Comments

Uber and Lay’s Deliver On-Demand Picnics to Drive Goodwill

uber-and-lays-flavorrush Aug 18, 2014 - The ride-sharing and potato chip brands united for two days to deliver on-demand picnics in a surprise-and-delight effort that used mobile as the facilitator. Comments

Beyond Banners: Two Steps Forward, Two Steps Back

Advertising word cloud Aug 18, 2014 - This column, guest authored by Steven Stein, senior vice president of sales and strategy at 33Across, explores the new formats of display advertising, and the challenges and concerns that come along with them. Comments

Southern Comfort Adopts Live Shark to Give #Sharktender Campaign Extra Bite

southern-comfort-great-white Aug 15, 2014 - The recipe for Southern Comfort’s Shark Week digital cocktail includes a live shark, as well as tracking, tweeting, and interactive video, stirred. Comments

James Patterson vs. Rick Springfield: A Test of True Engagement

books23 Aug 15, 2014 - Regardless of the content type, whatever you publish needs to meet a certain set of criteria in order to be engaging to your readers. Read on to learn how to apply the methods of successful authors in order to improve your engagement rates for your content marketing efforts. Comments

MMA's Greg Stuart: Why Mobile Matters [#CZLSF]

czlsf-greg-stuart-video Aug 14, 2014 - In this video interview, Greg Stuart, CEO of the Mobile Marketing Association, talks about the huge opportunities that exist for marketers in mobile. Comments

2015 Planning - Big Budget Considerations for Every CMO

budget-money-jar Aug 14, 2014 - It's hard to believe, but summer is starting to wind down and it's almost time to think about your 2015 planning strategies. Here is a check list to help you move the process along as smoothly and effectively as possible. Comments

MMA Emphasizes the Importance of Mobile in Marketing Mix [#CZLSF]

czlsf-stuart-speaking Aug 13, 2014 - At the afternoon keynote at ClickZ Live San Francisco on Tuesday, Greg Stuart of the MMA stressed the importance of mobile in the marketing world. Here is a recap of his presentation, including his thoughts on the core components of mobile. Comments

Unruly Offers Nielsen Online Campaign Ratings Guarantee

unruly-nielsen-ocr-guarantee Aug 12, 2014 - Nielsen Online Campaign Ratings, a hybrid video metrics system, is now backed by a 100 percent audience guarantee from Unruly in order to assure advertisers that their ads were not only viewed but were also seen by their desired audience. Comments

Google Testing New Way to Catch Up in Mobile

google-logo-square Aug 12, 2014 - The tech giant is trying out a new way of targeting both mobile Web visitors and mobile app users, something they should have done much earlier in the mobile space, say industry participants. Comments

Many Believe Short Video Ad Durations Are the Only Options — Not So Fast

online-video-1 Aug 12, 2014 - The duration of video ads shouldn't be determined by the size of the screen but instead by the context and how the brand's content is likely to be received by consumers. Comments

Shoppable Levi's Video Tells Fan Stories

levisshop Aug 11, 2014 - Levi’s has unveiled a new campaign, the Live in Levi’s Project, which combines storytelling with social media and e-commerce in an interactive video. Comments

Welcome to the Age of Multiscreen Storytelling

mixed mobiles Aug 7, 2014 - Consumers in the near future will expect to get their advertising in story form across multiple screens. Here is a look at some brands that are already embracing this trend. Comments

MRC to Issue Guidelines for Non-Human Traffic

internetfraud Aug 6, 2014 - The Media Rating Council has plans to issue guidelines that will help digital marketers identify vendors and platforms to better combat fraudulent non-human traffic. Comments

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